Digital platforms to boost health services for marginalized people

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Digital media has the potential to play a great role in overcoming the inadequacy that remains at the marginal level of the country’s healthcare sector, experts say.

The sector has lagged due to a labor crisis and inadequate facilities at the root level, speakers said at the inaugural event of the digital health services platform “Health Bandhu” at the Bangladesh Shooting Federation’s convention hall on Friday.

Speaking as the chief guest on the occasion, former Minister of Health, Dr AFM Ruhul Haque said: “The only way to bring health services to marginalized people is through digital means. . It is important that the healthcare system is fully digitized in order to build a digital Bangladesh.”

The Prime Minister’s personal physician and professor emeritus, Dr ABM Abdullah, said at the time that the Covid-19 pandemic had made digital healthcare support easy and reliable.

Mezbah Uddin Saeed, chairman of digital healthcare platform Health Bandhu, said people will be able to enjoy healthcare facilities while sitting at home with the help of Health Bandhu.

“All kinds of services including doctors, nurses, hospitals, intensive care units and medicines will be available through the apps,” he said hoping telemedicine services would be facilitated through this platform.

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